- The Washington Times - Friday, February 6, 2015

An unorthodox theme park has opened less than 10 miles away from Disney World: Machine Gun America.

Families, couples, singles, and tourists are flocking to the park, which opened for business in December, to shoot MP5s, M4s, Glock 17s and a host of other weapons, Fox News reported.

“We have folks from the U.K. and folks from New Zealand — and they’re thrilled because this is an activity this is often illegal or banned in their home country,” Wes Doss, director of safety and training at Machine Gun America, told Fox.

The company website said its mission is “to provide each of our guests with big thrills and unforgettable action,” as well as a “bullet hole-ridden target” as a souvenir.

“You’ll get the opportunity to shoot real machine guns and other world-class firearms or square off in realistic, military-grade simulators for a totally new experience,” the website claims.

Children at Machine Gun America must be 13 years old to participate and must be accompanied by an adult. The company also has trained individuals who will turn away anyone who appears intoxicated.


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“We’ve been open only six weeks and have been very fortunate that we have yet to turn anybody away,” Dan Shalloway, one of the park’s owners, told Fox.

Prices for each individual varies depending on what type of weapon they plan on firing.


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